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David Silverthorn


The Studio on Chesapeake Dr, Greensboro, NC


Some nice things clients have said about their session!

David Silverthorn was able to capture rich, vibrant, meaningful images that rival the best of the L.A. and New York headshot photographers. The difference between David and most others is that he has years of experience as a professional actor himself. As a result, he knows the headshot experience from all angles. His sensitivity to actors’ needs, insecurities, budget constraints and goals are evident in his casual style and positive, encouraging attitude. Never pretentious or arrogant, David is as easy to work with as they come. He’s a bit of a perfectionist but that can mean the difference between a “good pic” and an excellent headshot. My only complaint was that there were so many great shots that it took hours to decide which ones to select." 

— Ed Amatrudo (Nashville, Stranger Things, The Right Stuff, Chicago Fire)


Ed Amatrudo - Speaking the truth!
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“As a professional actor for over 30 years I've had literally THOUSANDS of headshots taken of me. From L.A. to Denver, NYC, Miami & Nashville, I’ve spent more time (and money) in front of a camera than I care to remember.

"My headshots taken by David Silverthorn have gotten the greatest compliments of any I have ever had done. David has a relaxing and yet professional approach to helping you find the perfect look, pose, and attitude for your headshot. I highly recommend him, and assure you he will take shots that get you noticed!”

— Jerry Winsett

Jerry serves on the Washington-Mid Atlantic board of the Sceen Actors Guild/AFTRA

"Thank you so much for my amazing headshots! You made our session so much fun. It felt like we were just having a good time working together and I really learned a lot as well. You are AWESOME!"

--Carson Holmes

"We did our research before deciding to use you, and I'm so happy that we did! Wow, such outstanding pictures, we love them!"

--Carson's Mom!! 

Carson plays Three Langmore on the Netflix

show "Ozark." This was his first headshot. 


     "I decided to enter the acting world at age 47 and did not know where to start.  I had seen some headshots from a fellow actor that I loved and asked where he had them done.  I was told - David Silverthorn. I was nervous at first, but he guided me through the process and helped bring out the look in each photo.  His talent for lighting and posing flatters each individual.  He was professional and personal at the same time, which made me feel at ease.  I would recommend him to anyone wanting headshots.  He knows what the business demands and he delivers.                                                                                 -Emmy Eddy

"David is an exacting professional. He knows precisely how to interact with his subjects and manipulate the camera to highlight features and minimize flaws for the best shots possible. The studio is intimate without feeling cramped.

David went out of his way to ensure I felt comfortable and confident in front of the camera. It was a fantastic experience and I'm thrilled with

the results.”

                                          -              --Carolyn Corley


"David Silverthorn is one of the best photographers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. I worked as a make-up artist for David for many years, and he always brings out the best in his clients. He has a natural way of making everyone feel comfortable and therefore getting the ‘real’ person to come through in the photos. Not to mention, it’s 

always fun, with  lots of laughter, and the results are some of the best headshots out there! David is a long-time professional actor himself and knows what is needed in the ever changing industry, so you can always trust you will get pictures that please the agents and the actor themselves. I can’t recommend him enough!”

                                                                                                                                              — Juliet Cesario

                                                                                                                                                             L.A., CA

I had a great photo session and I love the final product. I think the picture shows personality and that's what I wanted.

I appreciate your patience and humor.

-Horace E. Smith 

Working with David was a pleasure from start to finish.  He knew how to give direction during the shoot to bring out different facial expressions, which gave me a variety of shots to choose from.  He kept me involved in the editing process and gave advice when asked. It was especially helpful to work with a photographer who also has 

experience in acting as David does.  I couldn't be happier with the process and the final product. I recommend David to anyone looking for their first headshot or their latest update!  Thanks David!

All the best to you!

                          -Scott Brooks

In the past I've enjoyed the services of professional photographers for head shots and was 'satisfied.'  Then I met David Silverthorn – a combination of photographer, actor, and artist.  In his capable hands I finally got the kind of head shots I'm PROUD to put out into the world.  David is dedicated to presenting not just the Best of You; he's committed to presenting the several layers and aspects of the Multi-faceted You.  Treat yourself to a Master's Touch.   

       -Fessa' John Hook:  Endless Summer Network,                                         Sirius/XM, and Jukin'Oldies

"Working with David is, first and foremost, fun! I’m very happy with the quality of my headshots!”

— Stephen Day

"David is awesome!! 

I arrived at his studio a bit of a mess and I can’t believe he pulled good pictures out of me!”


— Gina Gamboni

"I was very happy with my headshots by David Silverthorn. His skill with lighting, posing, and generally putting his subject at ease put me “in the best light” possible. In fact, I landed my first film role, because the director “liked my look” in the headshot David took of me. I now need new headshots and David Silverthorn is my photographer of choice.”


—Donna Catton-Johnson

"When I first began my search for a headshot photographer, I was just getting started in the business world of acting. I knew very little about what I needed to do and was intimidated…until I met

David Silverthorn. A combination of his sense of humor and his knowledge of the business completely set me at ease. My session was great and my pictures came out better than expected.”


— Myke Holmes (Nashville, The Walking Dead, House of Cards)

"Not only did I get professional headshots, but David made the experience enjoyable and easy. Pictures were made in a relaxed and natural atmosphere. It was fun as well as professional working with David, and he gave me everything I needed to get the final product.”


— Suzanne Nystrom


"David made me feel so at ease and at home while taking my headshots. His friendly personality made the session very enjoyable. His professional direction made me feel comfortable. The final images are very dynamic. I'd show them to any director.”

— Steve Trigg

"In the search for new headshots (as my previous ones consisted of either being numerous years old, or simply standing in front of a brick wall with them taken by a simple digital camera), I was urged to try something a bit more professional, and I turned to David Silverthorn. I couldn’t be happier. The process was simple, comfortable, and educational (as I had no idea what creates a ‘dynamic picture’), and the outcome was exactly what I needed — crisp, unique, professional headshots. I gladly recommend him to all actors in a similar search.”

— Jason Hatfield

"Dear Mr. Silverthorn-

We would like to express our appreciation for the remarkable photography services rendered by you. Your professionalism, creativity and most of all, your hard work is greatly appreciated. We couldn't be happier with the images! Wishing you all the best. Our most heartfelt thanks!”

— Gene Gregory & Kristie Campbell    

Stony Creek Music

"David Silverthorn did my headshots and they turned out so good I had a hard time picking out the one I wanted for my portfolio. I recommend him to anyone who wants an economical professional to do your headshots.”


— Dave Smith


"I had a great time working with you, David. The session was a lot of fun and you really helped me bring out my inner self that I want people to see and recognize. The head shots are great! It was a great pleasure to work with someone who is really dedicated to capturing an individual’s personality and character instead of a stiff imitation.”


— Jessica Baltos

This was my first headshot session and David's professionalism and knowledge made it an incredible experience. He arranged a great hair & make-up artist who did an outstanding job. David was very patient and took as much time as needed with me without rushing. His knowledge and experience with acting and actors produced the beautiful and professional images I needed! It will be hard to choose from all the great shots! This was such a fun and exciting experience!”


— Hana Brookins

"Working with David on my headshots was a wonderful experience. I’ve never been the most photogenic person but David and Ashley made me feel so comfortable that I ended up having a lot of fun and laughed a lot. It was hard to choose just one photo to be my headshot because they were all so good.”


— Laura Smith


"David is a true professional. He took his time to make sure I got the shots I needed, and had an answer for every question I had. He was also incredibly fast after the shoot, and got my final choices to me within days. Highly recommended!”


                                                  — Gray Hawks

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